As it’s International Literacy Day today, I thought I would have a look at the support offered to families in Doncaster.
I’m a parent of a Reception and Year 2 child and my daughter proudly taught me what a ‘split diagraph’ was last year…things have changed since I was at school! Maths too was a bit of a revelation with ‘numicons’ – if you have a child not yet in education, google it! Our school have offered parents drop in session to find out a bit more. It’s not always easy for parents to attend these sessions though as they are often in work and if you can’t make it, you miss it!
Numicon Image from tes.com:leighdent1989
I have found that there are courses at family hubs across the borough which might be useful.
Language, literacy and maths skills
Phonics – provides an understanding of phonics and it’s effect on children’s language development
Keeping up with the children – can be offered as either a literacy or a maths course and updates parents on current teaching methods
Family maths and literacy – helps parents to improve their own skills in addition to finding out about current teaching methods
SAT’s support for parents
ALL of the courses are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)